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COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post our most recent updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

Crew Leader

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program

Based in Durango and Salida, the Crew Leader Development Program engages members with some previous experience to complete a variety of conservation projects while also receiving training and certifications to help prepare them for leadership roles with SCC or other conservation corps.

Youth Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Four Corners • Youth Crew LeaderDurango, COFlexible spring– August 13th, 2022Apply Here!
Los Valles • Youth Crew Leader Salida, COFlexible spring– August 13th, 2022Apply Here!
Four Corners • Youth Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Durango, COFlexible spring– August 13th, 2022Apply Here!
Los Valles • Youth Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)Salida, COFlexible spring– August 13th, 2022Apply Here!

Adult Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions


Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
Telluride Invasive Weeds Crew LeaderDurango, CO (All project work will take place in Telluride, CO)Flexible Start Date, no later than May 16, 2022 – September 30, 2022Apply Here!
Santa Fe National Forest Outdoor Recreation Management LeaderDurango, CO (traveling to NM together)Flexible – September 30, 2022Apply Here!
Four Corners • Adult Crew LeaderDurango, COFlexible – November 11, 2022Apply Here!
Los Valles • Alamosa Adult Crew LeaderAlamosa, COMarch 29, 2022 – Early November 2022Apply Here!
Four Corners • Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) Durango, COFlexible – November 11, 2022Apply Here!
Los Valles • Leaders of Color Crew Leader Salida, COMarch 29, 2022 – Early November 2022Position Filled!
Los Valles • Adult Crew Leader Salida, COMarch 28th, 2022 – November 4th, 2022Position Filled!
Los Valles • Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP) Salida, COMarch 28th, 2022 – November 4th, 2022Position Filled!
Four Corners • Queer Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 28, 2022 – November 11, 2022Position Filled!
Four Corners • Women's + Crew LeaderDurango, COMarch 28, 2022 – November 11, 2022Position Filled!

Veterans Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitlePosition LocationDatesApplication
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Salida, COFlexible but approx. June 6 – Sept 27, 2022Apply Here!
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Development Program Salida, COJune 6 – Sept 27, 2022 (potential option to extend)Apply Here!
Four Corners • Veterans Fire Corps Crew LeaderDurango, COAugust 8th November 11, 2022Apply Here!
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps Crew LeaderSalida, COMarch 29, 2022 – October 28, 2022Position Filled!
Los Valles • Veterans Fire Corps Crew Leader Development ProgramSalida, COMarch 29, 2022 – October 28, 2022Position Filled!

Watershed and Ecological Monitoring Crew Leaders

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
2022 Ecological Monitoring Crew LeadColorado Locations: Grand Junction
New Mexico Locations: Socorro
Dates vary by location. See full PD for more details.
*April 18th – November 4th
*May 9th – November 25th
*May 9th – May 5th, 2023
Apply Here!
2022 Lotic Ecological Monitoring Crew LeadTaos, NMApril 4, 2022 to November 15, 2022Position Filled!